Skills and Topics – March 19 through March 23


I know it’s unlike us, but we have a crazy-busy week planned. 😉  Here’s what we’ll be up to:

  • Language Arts:  Grace will continue her work in descriptive writing and reading skills review.  She will begin (and probably finish) reading Number the Stars, a historical fiction novel set in Denmark during World War II.  And, for fun, we’ll have a bit of grammar in there too.
  • Math:  Grace will be learning to find distances between two points on a coordinate plane and to graph equations.  She will also continue working with Xtra Math to improve fluency in those basic math skills.
  • Social Studies:  We will keep on reading The Smart Aleck’s Guide to American History as a fun review.  Grace will also be working on her current events journal.
  • Science:  I believe we’ll finish up with our reading of The Omnivore’s Dilemma this week.  Grace will also have a chapter assessment (laws of motion, simple machines, etc.).  This will be her first assessment since making her bold decision to tackle science independently.  She’s been doing a fabulous job of it, so I think this will all go smoothly. *fingers crossed*
  • Mythology:  Here’s a shocker – we’re still working on the puppet show! 😉  Grace has finished all of her backgrounds for the production.  This week, we hope to tackle props (only a few) and typing the final draft of the script.
  • Field Trips:  This is where the “crazy-busy” part comes in.  Two days this week will be spent visiting family in Raleigh and enjoying some of the educational activities available there.  (Yay!)  We will also be heading to Asheville for a day to meet up with a friend and take in the Hunger Games movie.  (Excited!)  Annnd, Grace has a class at the Nature Center to learn about the use of wildlife as symbols.

I think that should keep us nice and busy for the week.  😉

Next week, Grace will be taking a spring break of sorts and spending time with Grandma Judy in Alabama, so we’ll be doing something a little different with the blog.

Check back later today for The Week in Pictures.

Have a wonderful week!


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